On the Road without WiFi


Sunset near my parent’s home

This summer has been a busy one and finally it’s time for a break. I’m headed to the high desert of western Colorado to visit the folks, help with chores, go over paperwork with my dad, and talk talk and talk with my mom who is blind and loves to fill her hours with visiting. We’ll spend several days organizing stuff, a favorite pastime for both of them.

The last time I was there, I helped pack up the house for an imminent move to Oregon to be closer to family (me), and then my parents wouldn’t move because they didn’t want to uproot the cats. My dad will want to do something adventurous like driving out into the backcountry and getting the car stuck in a gully. And I’ll probably clean the refrigerator, among other things.

The folks don’t have WiFi, and in their little town there aren’t any cafes where I can hang out for hours and blog, so I’m going to be incommunicado for a couple weeks. It’s an opportunity to focus on my parents, a daughterly must especially now that they’ve reached their mid-eighties and health concerns intensify. I plan to write but will limit my fantasy forays to early mornings before they’re up, nap times, and after they’ve gone to bed. It’s all good, all part of life.

I don’t plan to post and won’t be able to visit blogland to peruse your wonderful posts or respond to random likes, comments, and follows. I’ll catch up when I return to the best of my ability.

Have a lovely couple weeks. Enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. Make time for the ones you love. “See” you when I get back.

The folks last summer

The folks, last summer





127 thoughts on “On the Road without WiFi

  1. even if u don’t hv wifi…..u r lucky to spend time with loved ones

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  2. Purpleanais says:

    How lovely. I’m pretty late reading this so I hope you enjoyed every minute of it – family is everything. It’s good to switch off wifi for a while anyway, we all need that break once in a while 🙂

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  3. You’re such a sweet daughter Diana. I’m sure you had a great time with your parents. God bless always!

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  4. reocochran says:

    Oh, shoot! PS. My Mom will have me from October 29 -Nov 6th. 🙂

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  5. reocochran says:

    live = love
    My Mom always says I am her “best friend,” but truth be told, she is and always has been my best friend, too.

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  6. reocochran says:

    I live whenI get to visit my Mom but it does mean I am connected to Wi-Fi. I usually watch detective shows, Law and Order, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. We get excited to see Bluebloods on Fridays and talk about the family on the show like we really know them.
    My Mom thinks I am a “writer” since I blog. Often instead of calling me a retired teacher (she used to do this) she introduces me as either a blogger or writer. 🙂
    Your parents look really warm and hearty. My Mom will be 88 this fall so we have something in common, although we all wish Dad had lived past 69. I assume you won’t see this unless you are back home. . . enjoy and relish those ways you help your parents since it really makes a difference! ❤

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    • I’m sorry that your dad died so young, Robin. I’ve been lucky to have both parents a long time. My visit was productive, but tiring. I got back on Monday and have a lot of blog catching up to do! 🙂


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